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Posted by terres on November 7, 2008

The Right to Protest


Paraguayan police disperse a group of peasants who marched in protest against the Attorney General in Asuncion, November 5, 2008. REUTERS/Diario ULTIMA HORA. Image may be subject to copyright.

The Right to Build a Home on Your Own Land


Israeli border police officers detain a Palestinian man during a house demolition in Silwan November 5, 2008. According to local media reports, clashes broke out on Wednesday in the Arab neighbourhood of Silwan in Israeli occupied East Jerusalem after the Jerusalem municipality demolished illegally-constructed Palestinian homes. Palestinians say Israel denies them building permits in East Jerusalem. REUTERS/Baz Ratner. Image may be subject to copyright.

The Right to Be Raped Without Being Mutilated (!)


Rape has become a defining characteristic of the war in the DRC, according to Anneke Van Woudenberg, the Congo specialist for Human Rights Watch. So, too, has mutilation of the victims.

“Last year, I was stunned when a 30-year-old woman in North Kivu had her lips and ears cut off and eyes gouged out after she was raped, so she couldn’t identify or testify against her attackers. Now, we are seeing more and more such cases,” she says. Source: http://www.congopanorama.info/

More info and photos at: CongoPanorama. WARNING: You may find the images  disturbing.

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The Right to Pollution-Free Air

Posted by terres on August 11, 2008

The Right to Clean Air IS a fundamental Human Right!

Original Entry:

Stop Polluting Our Air!


I need clean air! Why are you arresting me? (Photo AFP). Image may be subject to copyright.


[I’ll give you clean air, you basta*d!] Police restrain a protester in front of the gates of Kingsnorth Power Station near Rochester in Kent, southeast England August 9, 2008. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor. Image may be subject to copyright.

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171 Arrests as Faslane Protest Ends

Posted by terres on October 4, 2007

Police arrested 171 people at a protest marking the end of a year of blockades against nuclear submarines at the Faslane naval base on the Clyde.

About 500 demonstrators took part in the final event of the protest at the home of the UK’s Trident missiles. Many of them started blockading the main entrance by gluing themselves to the Tarmac outside and chaining themselves together and to the fence.

The protesters were marking the end of Faslane 365, a year-long campaign against the hosting of the Trident fleet in Scotland.

[Note: Not all of these good folks are necessarily antiwar, they just don’t like the nuke subs!- FEWW]

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Faslane 365 days on: 1,110 arrests and £5m bill for policing protest
Welcome to Faslane 365!
Blockade Photos
About Faslane 365

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